openSUSE Tumbleweed is a community Linux distribution sponsored by SUSE. It is a rolling distribution, like Arch, that continuously receives the latest packages from the openSUSE community, SUSE, and upstream open source projects.
The following is preserved for reference purposes:
openSUSE Tumbleweed is not in the Microsoft Store but official images are published for WSL. A couple extra steps are required though because the .appx file requires installation of the openSUSE CA certificate. It is not too hard though, so lets give it a go.
Grab the openSUSE Tumbleweed WSL install image, a .appx file, from download.opensuse.org:
In that folder, use Ctrl+F to search for an image ending .appx. It will be called something like:
Download the .appx file:
Next, we need to grab the openSUSE CA certificate from build.opensuse.org:
Copy and paste the certificate into Notepad:
Save the file as openSUSE-UEFI-CA-Certificate.crt making sure to select 'All Files' under 'Save as type':
Open Explorer and navigate to where you saved the openSUSE-UEFI-CA-Certificate.crt:
Double-click on openSUSE-UEFI-CA-Certificate.crt. This will open a window with information about the certificate:
Click 'Install Certficate', highlighted below:
This will open a Certificate Import Wizard:
Select the 'Local Machine' option and then click 'Next'. This will require admin approval.
In the next step, select 'Place all certificates in the following store':
Then click the 'Browse' button.
In the 'Select Certificate Store' window, select 'Trusted Root Certificate Authorities':
Then click 'OK'.
Then click 'Next' to proceed in the Certificate Import Wizard.
On the final page of the wizard, click 'Finish':
You should then see:
Click 'OK' and close the certificate window.
Now, locate the openSUSE .appx file in Explorer, probably in your Downloads folder unless you saved it elsewhere:
Double-click on the .appx file, which will open:
Then click 'Install':
Once unpacked, openSUSE Tumbleweed will launch with the YaST-based firstboot interface:
Select Next, accept the license, and configure your WSL username and password.
You will then find openSUSE Tumbleweed in your Start Menu:
You will also find openSUSE Tumbleweed in the new Windows Terminal:
In Windows Terminal settings you can set openSUSE Tumbleweed to be your default shell:
You can also set the openSUSE Tumbleweed default wallpaper as the background for openSUSE in Windows Terminal:
If you are brave and want to edit the settings.json for Windows Terminal, you can even set the openSUSE icon to be the icon in Windows Terminal:
So you end up with something like this:
Have lots of fun!